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Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality members appointed to Tourism Marketing Authority Board

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the nine members of the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board (WTMA). Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association

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Washington Hospitality Association 2018 Legislative Primary Endorsements

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, June 26, the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee met to endorse legislative candidates ahead of the 2018 primary election. During May and June, the State

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Washington Hospitality Association recognizes 2018 Legislative Heroes

OLYMPIA –The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to recognize the following 2018 Legislative Heroes: Sen. Christine Rolfes, D- Kitsap County, Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, Rep. Kristine Reeves, D- Federal

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Hospitality Month 2018 is Here

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Gov. Jay Inslee highlights lifelong careers in Hospitality Month 2018 OLYMPIA, May 1, 2018 – Gov. Jay Inslee’s second annual Hospitality Month celebrates the state’s largest

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Tip pool victory bridges heart-of-house wage gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Jillian Henze, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 Tip pool victory bridges heart-of-house wage gap in restaurant industry (OLYMPIA, WASH., APRIL 2, 2018) –

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Governor signs tourism bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2018 Washington joins rest of the country with new statewide tourism program OLYMPIA – Washington state is no longer the only state in the U.S.

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Hospitality Month 2017 Communications Earn Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jillian Henze, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 Hospitality Month 2017 Communications Earn Award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 23, 2017) — A new partnership between

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Bellevue’s Newport High School Sweeps Culinary and Management ProStart Competition

SPOKANE, Wash.—Aspiring high-school chefs and restaurateurs assembled in Spokane, Wash., March 10 to slice and dice their way to culinary glory, scholarships and a chance to compete in the national

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EYE ON HOSPITALITY: Educators (of Excellence)

Eye on Hospitality: ProStart Teacher and Mentor of the Year – Touching Lives, Building the Industry’s Future By Paul Schlienz ProStart is many things. It is a nationwide, two-year high

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ProStart Invitational coming to Spokane March 10

SPOKANE – Aspiring student chefs and restaurateurs from high schools across Washington will gather to slice, dice and plan their dream restaurants from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March

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Top priority tourism legislation headed to governor’s desk

UPDATE: The bill, as Second Engrossed Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 has been concurred in the Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk! OLYMPIA – Engrossed Fourth Substitute Senate

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Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton Issues Statement on Proposed Federal Tip Pooling Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2017 OLYMPIA, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in early December to rescind a 2011 rule regarding

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2017 Lodging Awards recognize employees who make a difference for guests and communities

In keeping with the annual tradition of honoring the hard work and great service provided by employees in Washington lodging, the Hospitality Association celebrated the Stars of Washington Lodging Awards winners on Oct. 23, 2017 during the Washington Lodging Convention at Tulalip Resort Casino.

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Association’s Jillian Henze Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Washington Hospitality Association’s Jillian Henze Earns Accreditation in Public Relations OLYMPIA, WASH. (OCT. 10, 2017) – Jillian Henze, local communications manager for the Washington Hospitality Association, has earned the Accreditation

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Tacoma City Council Amends Paid Leave Policy

TACOMA – The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 29 to amend the city’s paid sick and safe leave policy, creating a duplicate policy for businesses to comply with.